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Annual Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday
As the Easter Bunny makes his way back to the Plains, the City of Auburn Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for the 34th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Sponsored by Wells Fargo, this FREE community event will take place at Kiesel Park on Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m. In case of inclement weather, a rain date has been set for Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m.

New this year, the Easter Egg Hunt will be divided into four different hunt times. Please remember to allow additional time for parking and making it to your appropriate field on time. Be sure to join us this year and enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny, concessions provided by the Kiwanis Club of Auburn, live music and more! For more information, click here.

Children 3 and under  10:30 a.m.
Children 4-6 10:45 a.m.
Children 7-9 11 a.m.
Children 10-12 11:15 a.m.

Scale Back Alabama Weigh-Out Week

For the past 10 weeks, participants of Scale Back Alabama have persevered in teams of two to get healthier and lose weight in the process.  This year's Scale Back Alabama will soon come to a close, and the official weigh-out week will take place during the week of April 6-12. SBA participants can weigh out at numerous facilities throughout Auburn during this week for a chance to be in the running for local and state prizes. Please see the following schedule or click here for times and locations.

Auburn Floral Trail 2015

The 2015 Auburn Floral Trail, presented by the Auburn Beautification Council and the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau, is now open. This 14-mile self-guided tour showcases the most beautiful spring blooms in this area. Signs indicating trail routes are found along city streets as outlined in the Auburn Floral Trail brochure, available at the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, and online at,, and The Floral Trail concludes April 10.

The Auburn Beautification Council is a nonprofit, volunteer organization designed to assist in the fostering and promoting of the best interests of the residents of the City of Auburn. Any individual citizen, business, or organization in Auburn interested in joining may contact Catrina Cook, Committee Chair, at 334.501.3085.

Native Azalea Plant Sale

The Lee County Master Gardeners Association will be hosting a native azalea plant sale on Saturday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dean Road Recreation Center, located at 307 S. Dean Rd.

Native Plants grew here prior to the arrival of Europeans in North America and generally require less care and maintenance and they contribute to maintaining our native ecosystem. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions and offer suggestions.

The LCMGA supports the Auburn-Opelika community by offering a variety of garden related programs and workshops for the public. The association also maintains several community demonstration gardens. For more information, visit the LCMGA website and become a Friend of the Lee County Master Gardeners.

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Auburn CityFest Vendor Application Deadlines Approaching

Auburn's largest, FREE, outdoor festival is quickly approaching! On Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., festival patrons are invited to come out for a day of "Blues & BBQ" at Kiesel Park. Complete with fantastic music, delicious food, and a stellar Children's Imagination Station, this Auburn CityFest is sure to be a memorable one!

Are you interested in joining in on the fun? The Auburn CityFest Committee is currently accepting applications for Arts and Crafts and Fine Arts vendors. Space is limited, so vendors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Deadlines for vendor categories are as follows:

Nonprofit - CLOSED
Fine Arts- April 10
Arts and Crafts - April 10

Applications can be found on the Auburn CityFest website. For more information, email Whitney Morris or call CityFest headquarters at 334.501.2930.

Auburn CityFest Volunteer Opportunities Available

The Auburn CityFest Committee is recruiting energetic individuals, organizations and service groups to help make this year's event a success. CityFest has thrived for the past 14 years because of the Auburn Community's willingness to serve at each of our City of Auburn events. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, lunch and service hours!

Shifts are 3 hours each, however, working multiple shifts is encouraged. Volunteer applications can be found here and are due to the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center or Morgan Gamble by April 21.

Auburn Stride Walkers

The Auburn Parks and Recreation Department offers a walking program, Auburn Stride Walkers, for citizens who are interested in walking various City walking trails as a group. Walks will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Participants can walk at their own pace and distance. The Auburn Stride Walkers is a great way to have fun, make friends and walk your way into a healthier lifestyle.

Monday, March 30: Dean Road Recreation Center

Wednesday, April 1: Auburn Public Library

Friday, April 3: Charlotte & Curtis Ward Bike Path

For more information, contact Dee Watson at 334.501.2948.

Special Olympics Upcoming Events Schedule   
  • Lee County Area Special Olympics Track & Field Meet; April 1 - Smith's Station High School, J.D. Evilsizer Track Field.

For more information, contact Alison Hall or Dana Stewart.

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Splash Passes are now available for purchase weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. at the Harris Center, located at 425 Perry St. A Splash Pass may be purchased for an individual or family and is good for unlimited admission all season at both of our amazing pools!

  • Individual $50
  • Family $125

The family pass is good for immediate family members, including parents or guardians and children under the age of 19, residing in the same household only.

For more information, contact Dee Watson.

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